Edc hard use knives used hard

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by EvanR03, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. metsfan

    metsfan Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    Here’s a pic from this past winter, had to run some temp wire to re-energize some switches and 620 had stripping duties[​IMG]
     
  2. Truck75

    Truck75 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 27, 2019
    BM 943 thats on its 3rd factory blade..Been through hell and back..sharpened countless times, in fact the blade in the pic is the 2nd one and at one time was a half-serrated..haha

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  3. metsfan

    metsfan Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    [​IMG]
    Hard day for the old 620 yesterday...
     
  4. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    How do you sharpen your knives?
     
  5. solman

    solman Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 19, 2014
    Here is a pic of my Spyderco Delica which I had posted in another thread. After 15+ years of use on the job I chose it's replacement next to it. Another Delica in Cruwear this time. work knife.JPG
     
  6. metsfan

    metsfan Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    [​IMG]
    Needed a container for those nuts and washers...
     
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  7. Chronovore

    Chronovore Basic Member Basic Member

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    Aug 29, 2019
    I hear that. I've got fairly soft hands from lots of office work. Most of my "field time" was spent wielding things like pencils, clipboards, and measuring tools. Now, circumstances have left me with nerve damage on both sides and regular pain in my hands. I have good days and bad but one thing remains constant. A knife makes life easier.

    Why tear, bite, or rip when you can simply sail through with a good blade?

    I understand using a knife for all sorts of improvised tasks. I'm guilty of having used knives to pry, scrape, or even turn a screw in my youth. I've just never done that to a nice knife. If you don't have a lot of tools handy, a POS beater knife can do a lot. Barring emergencies though, my ordinary EDC knife is going to be a reserved cutter. When you can get your hands on a more appropriate tool, why beat up on your primary cutter?
     
  8. The Zieg

    The Zieg

    Jan 31, 2002
  9. Dcdavis

    Dcdavis Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2018
    2130276D-F2DC-4CCE-BB91-FA3F1104E1B7.jpeg 6FEF816C-AD03-4184-B83A-B551236797C5.jpeg FD182C62-BF41-485C-AADB-5E8DAF0FA226.jpeg B77F4712-B3F9-4E27-B066-EC19C58E9715.jpeg 7BA41019-41F1-4B5D-BA04-93211C2B93B6.jpeg CB3B419F-6C49-447A-9F37-64117FA5220B.jpeg Love a good Crk for work. These are just a few recycled pics I had on my phone that hadn’t deleted yet. Grounded out my 21 tanto and blew a nice notch In it. Knives are built to use and that’s what I enjoy doing with them. Don’t have any pics of my Insingo’s working but it makes a great shape as well. Especially for stripping cable and wire
     
  10. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    I like it. Thanks for sharing. But what do you sharpen with? Belt sander or diamonds only?
     
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  11. Truck75

    Truck75 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 27, 2019
    600, then a 1000 stone mostly. I use it quite often and hate a dull blade.
     
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  12. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    I agree 100%. I have sharpness OCD. Ever try a diamond paste on a smooth leather strop to maintain? I highly recommend it. I can keep an edge sharp for a few months between an ultra fine ceramic and that.
     
  13. Truck75

    Truck75 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 27, 2019
    Never tried it, but I think it might be a great option for me. Have an old school shoemaker near me and he always has large scraps of leather laying behind the counter. Any recommendations on the paste?
     
  14. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    I experimented for a long time . I ended with DMT .5 micron paste. I use it on a smooth leather strop. The rear side has bare suede/ rough side to finish the edge. Never looked back.

    Granted. You need a nice initial edge to start with.

    I made a few strops myself and tried many compounds. But they never matched what I purchased at a certain vendor + diamond paste. I will send a PM. You can get the paste and use it on some leather from your shoemaker. I did the same. But make sure it's not treated . Or results will be dismal.
     
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  15. metsfan

    metsfan Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    Yowza! The arc mark looks pretty dope!
     
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  16. cistercian

    cistercian Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 22, 2015
    My Ikuchi and Kapara live for tasks like this...for now they settle for amazon Christmas shipments!
     
  17. Dcdavis

    Dcdavis Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2018
    Thank ya. Not gonna lie, at first it hurt my feelings. I’ve come to love it tho
     
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  18. cistercian

    cistercian Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 22, 2015
    I have a pair of craftsmen pliers I got for Christmas when I was 8. They look new
    pretty much...but I have used the hell out of them...and never abused them.
    I am now 58. Good tool users use their tools properly and care for them too.

    I don't respect beat up tools. I respect tools that look new and fail from fatigue.
    Some of my extensions and sockets have failed by fracturing after 35+ years of service.
    And they still looked good when they failed!

    Most of my tools, knives included, look minty. Which contrary to popular opinion
    has nothing to do with how hard they have been used!
     
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  19. highestpoint

    highestpoint Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    I agree with the DMT dia-paste.. I've been using it for years and unless they discontinue it, won't be using anything else. I use 6, 3, and .5. it's fantastic stuff.
     
  20. metsfan

    metsfan Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    Just think of it as part of your history with it, we all get scars traveling through life, knives do too! Either way I love the way it looks
     
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